Two design challenge activities that could last for one or more extended sessions in a formal lesson, code club or maker space context.
In the Tree protector project, students use the radio on the BBC micro:bit to create a prototype sensor to send alerts when trees are being illegally cut down.
In the more advanced Auto-farmer project, students make moisture sensors and create a prototype of an automated farming system.
- Learn how technology can help protect plant life for the benefit of the environment and growing food.
- Discover how wireless networks are used for practical purposes.
- Design, test and build physical working prototypes using programming and, optionally, with some simple electronics.
Design thinking, prototyping, iterative process.
You will need
- Lesson plan
- Lesson slides
- Student handouts
- HEX files
- breakout board for micro:bit pins (optional)
- cardboard - scrap (optional)
- cardboard tubes (optional)
- elastic bands (optional)
- electric pump (optional)
- glue (optional)
- jumper wires (optional)
- LED lights (optional)
- relay module (optional)
- sticky tape (optional)
- string (optional)
- tissue paper (optional)
These projects are contributed by the Arm School Program